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What’s the weather forecast for the 2024 Bahrain Grand Prix?

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After a few days off, drivers and teams will head back to the Bahrain International Circuit for the 2024 season opener – but what does the weather have in store this week?

While more sunshine is expected in the Sakhir desert from practice on Thursday to the race on Saturday, so too are gusts of wind.

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Scroll down to get a more detailed weather forecast for the days ahead.

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2024 Bahrain Grand Prix weekend weather forecast

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29 – FP1 AND FP2 Conditions: Sunny but cooler than the previous days. Windy day with strong and gusty northwesterly wind up to 50kph rising sand. FP1: 19°C // FP2: 17°C
Maximum temperature expected: 19 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 15 Celsius
Chance of rain: 0%

FRIDAY, MARCH 1 – FP3 AND QUALIFYING Conditions: Sunny day with temperature below normal. Gusty (45kph) northwesterly wind, possibly rising sand. FP3: 21/19°C // Q: 18/17°C
Maximum temperature expected: 21 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 15 Celsius
Chance of rain: 0%

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SATURDAY, MARCH 2 – RACE WEATHER Conditions: Still sunny. Temperature a bit warmer during the day. Light wind for the race. RACE: 20°C max decreasing down to 17°C-18°C at the end.
Maximum temperature expected: 23 Celsius
Minimum temperature expected: 16 Celsius
Chance of rain: 0%

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